India, Philippines in advanced stage of negotiations on BrahMos missile deal

 India and the Philippines are in an advanced stage of negotiations over the sale of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile. Export orders are likely to be placed soon, as per government sources.

DRDO and BrahMos Aerospace have together been pushing hard for exports of this missile to friendly foreign countries for the last few months, sources added.

BrahMos is a supersonic missile for the Indian Army, Navy, and Air Force. This universal missile can be launched from ships, mobile launchers, submarines and aircraft.

It has network-centric architecture, multiple trajectories, way-point capability, and is capable of engaging any kind of land or naval targets beyond the horizon in a minimum deployment time.

Indian Missiles ready for export

According to a list released by Defence Research Development Organisation (DRDO) in February this year, Beyond Visual Range (BVR) air-to-air Missile Astra, anti-tank guided missile Nag and Brahmos weapon systems have been given clearance for export.

Akash is a surface-to-air missile system which provides short-range air defence and can operate in autonomous or group mode of operation with a range of 3 to 25 km.

The Astra missile is a BVR air-to-air that has been integrated with Indian Air Forces Su30 MKI. Other fighter jets will also be integrated with the Astra in future.



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